SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day, and a Utah officer who was killed in the line of duty was among those recognized by President Barack Obama.
“Today we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have been injured or given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty,” Gov. Herbert said. “We are ever grateful to them and to their families for their service and sacrifice to protect and defend our people.”
The flags will be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on May 15.
President Obama paid tribute to 131 officers from across the nation who were killed in the line of duty, including Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride. Wride’s family attended the ceremony in Washington D.C., see the video below for footage from the event.